Arizona Daily Sun from Flagstaff, Arizona on July 29, 1981 · 10
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Arizona Daily Sun from Flagstaff, Arizona · 10

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-W rY -T Oi i 10 The SUN, Flagstaff, Arizona, Wednesday, July 29, 1981 t Judge Blocks Leasing of Oil Sites i mdA ?? t & jsm m-3 ' r $ -7 Two Flags AMERICAN AND TEXAS flags waved over the control trailer at the Space Service Inc.s Project Perchron rocket site on Matagorda Island, Texas, Wednesday. SSI hopes to provide satellite launch services using rockets similar to the one in the background. They are preparing to test in the near future. (UPI Telephoto) This Catch Counted: Ballplayer Snags Baby SCHAUMBURG, 111. (UPI) - Tom Deal says hes always been a better pitcher than a catcher but he made no errors in catching a 10-month-old baby that fell from a third-floor balcony. It was the most nervous catch Ive ever made, Deal said. Ive always been told Im a better thrower than I am a catcher. The Saturday before I dropped a fly ball (in a softball game) over my head that cost us five runs. Luckily I caught her right under the armpit and it turned out OK. Deal and his wife, Lord, were awakened by a baby crying that morning and watched from their bedroom window as the infant, Jennifer Deul, worked open the screen door and edged her way toward the end of the balcony. When Jennifer attempted to crawl through the slats, Deal ran across the parking lot and rang the door buzzer of the apartment, hoping to wake someone inside. After five minutes he gave up. When both feet went through the spacing, I just went to the corner and waited, he said. There wasnt a thing 1 could do. She bounced her rear end off the second floor railing bar and did a little flop into my arms. I just guided her to the ground. She was crying, but she wasn't hurt. All she needed was a diaper change, he said. Police said the baby was in the care of a babysitter who apparently was asleep when Jennifer climbed outside. The incident was under investigation by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. Berrigans Get Jail Terms For Entering Missile Plant NORRISTOWN, Pa. (UPI) - The Rev. Daniel Berrigan, his brother Philip and two other peace activists were sentenced to three-to-10-year jail terms today for breaking into a General Electric missile plant and damaging equipment. Four other defendants convicted with the Berrigans earlier this year of burglary and criminal mischief received lesser jail terms. In addition to the jail terms, the Berrigans, the Rev. Carl Kabat, 47, and Couple Wins Condominium At Las Vegas LAS VEGAS, Nev. (UPI) A honeymooning couple from Illinois is trying to figure out what to do with a $100,000 condominium they won this weekend at the Sands Hotel casino on the Las Vegas strip. Tony and Genalda Spinosa, of Savanna, 111., flew to Las Vegas Sunday, the day after exchanging wedding vows in their hometown. The 55-year-old bride, who had never played a slot machine in her life, pulled the handle on a slot machine called Big Bertha in the casino Sunday and lined up four houses to win the prize. The couple told a news conference they were unsure what they would do with their condominium in Las Vegas since they already have a home in Illinois. The Spinosas said they plan to continue their honeymoon in California. Mrs. Spinosa is a retired Savanna funeral home director. Tony Spinosa, 57, is a heating and plumbing contractor. John Schuchardt, 41, both of Baltimore, were placed on 10 years probation. Sentenced to lVi to five years in jail plus five years probation were Dean Hammer, 26, of New Haven, Conn., Elmer Mass, of New York, and Sister Ann Montgomery, also of New York. Molly Rush, 45, of Pittsburgh, was sentenced to a two-to-five-year jail term and five years probation. Probation starts when the maximum period of sentence ends, regardless of how long the defendants are in jail. LOS ANGELES (UPI) In a ruling that could affect the control states have over future offshore oil leasing, a federal judge has blocked an attempt by Interior Secretary James Watt to issue 29 leases off the Central California coast. "This is a crucial first step in the fight against the spoiling of scenic and natural resources in California, Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr., told reporters at San Jose Airport after Mondays ruling. But it does not mean that Northern California is safe. The decision was also hailed by environmental groups, who argued that issuing the leases would threaten wildlife and the beauty of the coastline, Oil company representatives predicted the matter would eventually reach the U.S. Supreme Court and Watt said in Washington, D.C, that he would appeal to higher courts. U.S. District Court Judge Mariana Pfaelzer blocked the leasing of the 29 tracts off Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties with bids totaling $220 million already submitted on grounds the Interior Department had violated the federal Coastal Zones Management Act. The act requires that certain coastal activities conform to a federally approved coastal zone plan submitted by the state. However, she denied a contention by the state that the Interior Department had violated the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act and the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act of 1978, and therefore approved the lease of three tracts in the same area. The ban halts the leasing of tracts in the Santa Maria geological basin, stretching from Point Conception to Morro Bay. The defendants are enjoined from approving or awarding any leases for any of the tracts at issue under the Coastal Zone Management Act," said Judge Pfaelzer. The judge also ordered that bids and money submitted be returned to the bidder. Brown vowed last week at a federal hearing that he would wage an all-out battle against Watts accelerated leasing plan for the Outer Continental Shelf, which could open up millions of acres off the California coast to oil and gas drilling. Brown and five state agencies went to court to block President Reagan from opening fragile Northern California coastal environments to offshore oil and gas drilling. Brown argued successfully that the offshore oil leases would violate the Coastal Zone Management Act, which says that any federal offshore activities that "directly affect a states coastal zone must be consistent with the states coastal management plan. The Interior Department and several oil companies argued that the leasing does not directly affect the coastal zone. The judge rejected the states arguments that other federal statutes also prevent Watt from permitting the drilling, saying oil drilling would have been permitted under other federal laws. MGM Grand Opens with Sell-Out LAS VEGAS, Nev. (UPI) Gamblers began arriving today for the coming out roll at the MGM Grand Hotel-Casino, closed eight months ago by the nation's second worst hotel fire which killed 85 and injured more than 700 people. We will open the casino on a limited basis sometime Wednesday for the convenience of our guests, said a hotel spokesman. He referred to several hundred Firefighters Claim Victory In Utah Blazes OAK CITY, Utah (UPI) Firefighters have claimed victory over two vast range fires that charred more than 50,000 acres in western Utah. The 35,000-acre Clay Springs fire and the 26,000-acre Little Oak Creek blaze were controlled Tuesday. Utah Gov. Scott Matheson demobilized Utah National Guard troops called out to help Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service firefighters battle the blazes, started by weekend lightning storms. Crews staged an all-out push to douse remaining hot spots in order to avoid problems from a change in the weather. The National Weather Service said thunderstorms, winds and lightning were expected today, ending two days of light winds and clear skies that aided the firefighters. Meanwhile, two fires in central Utah a 7,000-acre blaze in Sage Valley west of Fillmore and a 1,600-acre fire in the Cricket Mountain Valley southwest of Delta were also both controlled Tuesday. Mop-up operations were in progress on an 11,800-acre fire at Promontory Point north of the Great Salt Lake. It was controlled Monday evening. All three were caused by lightning. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management officials said they had spent more than $940,-000 fighting just the two major fires in western Utah. highrollers invited for the grand opening who would become impatient if not allowed to gamble until the full casino opened Thursday. Some casino tables go into operation today, said the spokesman. Hotel owners officially notified the Nevada Gaming Control Board that gambling would begin at noon July 29. Hotel officials said the 2,076 rooms in the 26-story resort were sold out and in some cases overbooked through early August. It required $50 million and round-the-clock construction to rebuild and refurbish the worlds largest gambling spa. It is equipped with a computerized $5 million life safety system. The hotel was a dark hulk on the brightly lighted Las Vegas "strip for months with only construction lights inside the building visible to the passerby. This week the exterior of the giant resort was fully lighted but curious sightseers were stopped by security guards posted at every door. The marquee outside reads Dean Martin and Mac Davis opening July 30 in the Celebrity Room with "Jubilee, a musical extravaganza, opening in the Ziegfeld showroom July 30. Billboards are prevalent throughout the city and in southern California. One thousand slot machines, tested and ready for action, line the 50,000 square foot casino which employs 1,500 people. The casino has 10 crap tables, 70 blackjack, six roulette wheels, a 100-seat keno lounge, plus poker, big six wheels and baccarat. The idle casino cut heavily into state gaming revenues during the past eight months and swelled Nevadas unemployment rolls. The MGM Grand Hotel is one of the largest tax contributors to the states $1 billion gaming business. The 1,000-seat Ziegfield Room opens Thursday with a cast of 135 starring in Jubilee an extravaganza in which dancers use more than 1,-000 jeweled, feathered costumes. The cast performed for hotel employees Monday and for an arts council charity Tuesday. The entertainer who opened the MGM Grand Hotel in 1973, and the singer who last performed on the stage Nov. 20, 1980 the night before the fire returned for the reopening. Martin entertains the dinner crowd July 30 as he did Dec. 5, 1973. Davis and comedian Lonnie Shorr perform for the midnight cocktail audience' July 30. Both Davis and Shorr were appearing at the MGM Grand Hotel when the fire occurred. Attorney Upset About Opening KENNER, La. (UPI) -An attorney representing three area couples suing for damages in connection with last years fire in which 84 people died at the MGM Hotel in Las Vegas, says he is displeased the hotel is reopening. Advertising boasting the hotel now is the safest in the world is erroneous, attorney Wendell Gautier said Tuesday. There are still defects that previously existed, he said. "In my opinion theyre defects that could cause considerable damage in the event of a fire. Gautier declined to elaborate on the defects in the MGM, saying attorneys involved in pending suits had been requested by the court to refrain from commenting. More than 700 people were injured last November when a fire enplfed the giant luxury hotel, killing 84 people. Gautiers clients are seeking nearly $5 million dollars for personal injuries sustained in the blaze, he said. typist 317 N. Humphreys 774-1117 The COMMODORE PROFESSIONALS Are Coming To FLAGSTAFF SEMINAR TO BE HELD AT THE UTTLE AMERICA REGENCT ROOM July 31 August 1 August 2 1 PM to 7 PM 10 AM to 7 PM 10 AM to 4 PM For Personalized Appointment Call Collect: (602) 244-9391 COMMODORE 8032 COMPUTER 244-9391 3125 E. McDowell Rd. 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